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Economy grows by only 0.6 percent in first quarter

WASHINGTON -The bruised economy limped through the first quarter, growing at just a 0.6 percent pace as housing and credit problems forced people and businesses alike to hunker down.

May 15, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Fed expected to cut rates 1 more time, then pause

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve, which began the year aggressively fighting a severe credit crunch and economic weakness, may push the pause button after delivering perhaps one more quarter-point cut in interest rates.

May 15, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Congress convenes to hear retiring Irish prime minister

WASHINGTON - When retiring Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern visited the White House on St. Patrick's Day, he was able to declare that peace had been established in Northern Ireland after decades of violence.

May 15, 2008 | By DESMOND BUTLER Associated Press Writer | Washington


AP Exclusive: 2 beef processors cited for humane violations

WASHINGTON - A government inspection of slaughterhouses found significant problems with the treatment of cattle and two of the nation's largest beef processors - both of which provide meat for the National School Lunch Program - were slapped with humane handling violations.

May 15, 2008 | By FREDERIC J. FROMMER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Israel moves to shutter West Bank charity it links to Hamas

HEBRON, West Bank - To Nayfa Shatat, the widowed mother of 11, Hebron's biggest Islamic charity is a lifeline: It schools her daughters and helps feed her family.

May 15, 2008 | By DIAA HADID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Blaming the victim: Abused Afghan women often end up in jail

JALALABAD, Afghanistan - Trafficked across the border from Pakistan with her 3-year-old son, Rukhma was handed to an Afghan who raped and abused her, then beat the toddler to death as she watched helplessly.

May 15, 2008 | By ALISA TANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Local Roundup: Screven tennis earns 19th straight quarterfinal trip

SYLVANIA - The Screven County girls tennis team punched a ticket to its 19th consecutive state quarterfinal appearance by blanking Pierce County 5-0 Tuesday in the second round of the GHSA Class AA state tournament.

May 15, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday, April 30, 2008

May 15, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer | Local


Taste of the Town - Christopher's

Taste of the Town - April 30, 2008

May 15, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Local service for National Day of Prayer to be held today

A prayer service held on the lawn of the Bulloch County Courthouse will be just one of tens of thousands of prayer events planned across the country today, in recognition of the 57th Annual National Day of Prayer. The service begins at 11:30 a.m. After the service, a luncheon will be held at R.J.'s Steakery, with Dr. Michael Guido as the guest speaker. Tickets for the luncheon are $10.

May 15, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Officials say Pentagon easing security clearance screening

WASHINGTON - U.S. troops won't have to reveal all their mental health counseling when applying for security clearances under a change the Pentagon hopes will ease the stigma of seeking help for combat stress, The Associated Press has learned.

May 15, 2008 | By PAULINE JELINEK Associated Press Writer | Washington


Bridge 5/1

What is the chance that you will get a hole in one - an ace - on a golf course? What is the chance that your bridge hand will contain at least one ace?

May 15, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 5/1

A troubling situation for which you feel responsible could take a substantial turn for the better in the year ahead. All your hard work and effort will begin to pay off, and you will overcome the old obstacles that held you back.

May 15, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Activists: China persecuting Buddhist monks in Tibet

BEIJING - China has stepped up persecution of Buddhist monks with mass detentions, Tibet activists said Wednesday, as China prepares to take the Olympic torch to the top of Mount Everest.

May 15, 2008 | By TINI TRAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Olympic flame’s Everest ascent is grand but so far a secret

BEIJING - Chinese mountaineers made final preparations Wednesday to take the Olympic flame up Mount Everest in a grand but contentious feat that is being accorded an unusual mixture of fanfare and secrecy.

May 15, 2008 | By CHARLES HUTZLER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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SEB Baseball takes title

Though a steady shower eventually washed out what should have been a 16-0 win for Southeast Bulloch, it did nothing to dampen their spirits now ...

April 18, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Lady Blue Devils fall just short of championship

The Statesboro girls soccer team had their first region title since 1999 dead in their sights, but on Tuesday night the trophy just barely slipped ...

April 18, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Trish Tootle ‘roasted’ to help hospice

Friends of community activist, successful businesswoman and long-time Bulloch County resident Trish Tootle surprised her Monday night with a 60th birthday "roast" to benefit Ogeechee ...

April 18, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local




SEB track and field teams sweep region meets

BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch boys and girls track and field teams each finished second in their region meets last season, but reclaimed their thrones as ...

April 17, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Rivalry rematch to decide region championship

When Statesboro High girls soccer last won a region championship, none of the current roster was even aware of the concept of soccer.

April 17, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Area teams prepare to make runs in region competitions

Beginning on Monday, track and field championships have kicked into high gear across the state. That's no exception for the schools here in Bulloch ...

April 17, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Home cookin'

ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman said Dansby Swanson was the perfect choice to hit with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the ninth ...

April 17, 2017 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Suspect accused of posting Facebook video of killing said he 'just snapped'

CLEVELAND - In a rambling video, Steve Stephens said, "I snapped, I just snapped." But as the manhunt dragged on Monday for the man accused of ...

April 17, 2017 | By MARK GILLISPIE Associated Press | Associated Press


Another Atlanta highway closes

DECATUR - Another major highway through Atlanta was partially shut down on Monday, this one after underground utility work caused the pavement to rise up, break ...

April 17, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Queensborough marks 115th anniversary

Queensborough National Bank and Trust will celebrate its 115th anniversary on Friday with the milestone marked company wide. Queensborough is a community bank with locations ...

April 17, 2017 | | Local


Sea Island appoints Crider, Marsh to Advisory Board

Sea Island Bank in Statesboro, a division of Synovus Bank, announced recently the appointment of Dr. Ruthie Crider and Laura Marsh to its Statesboro Advisory ...

April 17, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Try Cottons Tire in Statesboro and Sylvania for all your automotive repairs

Cottons Tire has served the citizens of Sylvania's tire and auto repair needs for the past 30 years. Several years ago, the owners of ...

April 17, 2017 | | Locally Owned


Here’s why you should choose Forest Heights Pharmacy?

Ben Ross, pharmacist and owner of Forest Heights Pharmacy, is often asked why people should choose Forest Heights over a chain pharmacy.

April 17, 2017 | | Locally Owned


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